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About The Global Oncology Map

The Global Oncology (GO) Map is an interactive online tool and public resource for the global cancer community. Its purpose is to help visitors initiate partnerships, make informed decisions, and develop collaborations in cancer control.

The Global Oncology (GO) Map has been revamped to provide the user with a more interactive experience as well as to connect the global cancer community. Some of the Map’s new features include the ability to connect people with shared interests, an interactive map with customizable layers, and new search features aimed to make research easier. The next couple of blog posts will outline the basic site overview to help new users get started as well as more details about projects and organization for users.

More Information

More information is available on our FAQ page and in The GO Map User Manual. If you have additional questions, please use the Contact link at the bottom of the website to reach us.

What a user can do through The GO Map

Share cancer-related projects and events with the global oncology community

Search for people, projects, and events in a specific country or as related to a specific cancer type

Connect with people with similar interests

View epidemiological heat maps that show cancer burden by country

And more!

How to Use the Global Oncology (GO) Map

First note that the website can be viewed in a variety of languages. The default is English, but other languages can be chosen from the Select Language menu in the website footer.

Most visitors will begin exploring at the homepage. As you scroll through, you will see highlights of the information available on the website. This includes a link to the searchable world map, some recently-added projects and events, the newest members to sign up on The GO Map, featured organizations, global statistical highlights, and more. To return to the homepage from anywhere on website, click the "GlobalOncologyMap logo on the upper left corner.

The centerpiece of the website is the searchable world map, which can be reached from anywhere on the website using the Map button at the top of the screen. Once there, notice the Map has tabs in the lower left corner labeled Projects, People, and Events. Click each tab to see the current global distribution of each category of information on The GO Map. To explore each tab further:

  • Click on the numbered circles to zoom into that geographic area
  • Use the Filter tool to make custom selections based on criteria you define
  • Scroll down to see the individual items selected by the current Filter terms
  • Sort a selection using the Sort By tool
  • Click on individual projects, investigators, or events to learn more

Many people who visit The GO Map want to know what work is being done in a particular country or on a particular type of cancer. Access this information directly by making selections from the Countries and Cancer Type drop-down menus. Once on a country page or cancer type page, click through all of the tabs and scroll down to see all of the available information.

Tip – Whenever you see an item of interest on The GO Map and want to know more – e.g. an upcoming event, a potential collaborator, or a research organization – click on it to see what additional details are available. For example, if you want to know more about an event, click on it to find out when and where it will be. If you want to know what other projects an investigator has worked on, click on the person’s name to learn more about their work.

Throughout the website there are features that allow registered site users to interact with each other and the contribute to the site. For example users can follow projects for updates, submit events or projects to be displayed on The GO Map, write comments, etc. To begin using these interactive  features, click on the Login button on the upper right of the website and create an account. Once logged in, you can access the built-in features.

Global Oncology, Inc.

Global Oncology (GO) is a community of physicians, scientists, designers, engineers, public health experts, policy makers, nurses, lawyers, students, and other professionals working in teams to help people throughout the world who are treating cancer and its related pain.

GO projects are developed and run by highly-skilled volunteers and staff.  Current programs and projects are in the areas of advanced training, patient education, and technology development.  GO collaborates with international partners to improve cancer care, research, and education in resource-limited settings.

Our mission is to bring the best cancer care to under-served patients around the world. We collaborate across geographic, professional and academic borders to improve cancer care, research and education.


For more suggestions on how to get started using the Map, see the FAQ.

If you would like to contribute to the GO Map, or provide feedback to the management team, we can be reached at

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The GO Map was made possible through an initial alliance between the U.S. National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health and Global Oncology, Inc. The American Society for Clinical Oncology and Union for International Cancer Control also contributed scientific and programmatic input. The website was developed by the creative digital agency Vizzuality. New features for the GO Map were developed by The Atom Group.